(Nick’s Notes: Responding to this.)
How many legal abortion clinics exist in the US? Apparently over 1,000 as of 2011 which isn’t very many.
And as reported by Guttmacher (“Is it difficult for women in the United States to reach a provider?”):
Some 87% of U.S. counties do not have an abortion provider and 35% of women aged 15–44 live in those counties. The proportions are lower in the Northeast (53% and 18%) and the West (74% and 13%). In 2005, nonhospital providers estimated that while more than seven in 10 women traveled less than 50 miles to access abortion services, nearly two in 10 traveled 50–100 miles and almost one in 10 traveled more than 100 miles.
Given all of that it doesn’t seem very likely that women’s genital integrity is valued too highly either.
No argument here. The draft is a barbaric system of privileging traditional concepts of masculinity and what it means to be a man over individual’s rights and liberties. All things most feminists seem to oppose.
>right to parenthood
This is built on a lot of assertions about legality without a lot of citations or backing. I find it plausible but the author gives me no compelling evidence to believe this is true.
>women assumed caregivers
Again, plausible. If so, it’s largely based on pre-conceived notions of what a woman is or isn’t. Another thing feminists want to take apart or at least challenge.
But again, no compelling evidence is given (besides, again, a fairly sketchy looking site that doesn’t seem to contain much information pertinent to the previous assertions).
>right to call “unwanted, coerced sex, rape”
I don’t see the statistic they link anywhere.
I do, however, see the rates of the US:
In the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes; an estimated 1.6% of women reported that they were raped in the 12 months preceding the survey. The case count for men reporting rape in the preceding 12 months was too small to produce a statistically reliable prevalence estimate. An estimated 43.9% of women and 23.4% of men experienced other forms of sexual violence during their lifetimes, including being made to penetrate, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, and noncontact unwanted sexual experiences. The percentages of women and men who experienced these other forms of sexual violence victimization in the 12 months preceding the survey were an estimated 5.5% and 5.1%, respectively.
Seems pretty disparate and not that close in terms of nationally within the US, pending on their definitions of rape, which the article does not give nor have I found skimming through the study.
That said, male rape is a problem and one that should be taken more seriously. The fact that it’s under-reported much like female rape and dismissed (much like female rape) and laughed at (much like female rape) is disgusting and should be discussed more.
I don’t see the legal rights this gives women. Men can claim rape as well and probably got the same sort of ridicule that women often do.
“Women have more rights than men and those discrepancies need to be addressed. “
Even if women had these five legal rights that doesn’t necessitate that they have overall more rights than men do. That’s a much larger claim that needs a lot more backing through empirical research, legal analysis, etc.
Overall this article is poorly cited, argued and in general I’m just not buying it’s overall point.